In this part of the course, you study the format, style, organization, and contents of resumes specifically developed for technical-writing employment. You'll start by doing some readings, then review a selection of technical-writer resumes, and end by creating your own resume.
For general guidelines and strategies, see resumes.
Now, review at least three technical-writer resumes for their design, organization, and content.
Go to the STC–Austin website and analyze at least three distinctly different technical-writing resumes (and keep track of the web addresses). You can also browse STC chapters for additional resume examples.
Now that you've studied resumes for technical writers, you ought to be ready to write or revise your own.
From your review of other technical-writer resumes, you know how much they vary in design. Design your own resume as you see fit, but keep these guidelines in mind:
Name the file containing your resume according to the directions on your course page. Send it to your instructor by e-mail attachment.
Note: To be safe, keep a safe copy of this and all other assignments. Expect to receive confirmation from your instructor that your e-mail attachments have been received. If you don't receive e-mail confirmation in 3 or 4 days, get in touch with your instructor.
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